I wanted to announce that I'll be hosting a Carolina Conclave near Brevard, North Carolina April 27-29 2018. I'm still getting details together regarding exact locations.
Anyone willing to help host and put together details please contact me and I'll add you to the planning team. And of course, sponsors are welcome too! Please contact me here: http://cbarclayflyrods.com/contact/
This said, and to help answer some questions, I will not be able to work out hosting the Coulee Conclave in 2018 so I am holding this in place of the Coulee Conclave.
We have been making good progress on details for this shindig.
It'll be just outside of Asheville, NC near the town of Brevard in the Pisgah National Forest.
We'll be HQ'd at Sycamore Flats Picnic Shelter: https://www.recreation.gov/camping/map_of_Sycamore_Flats_Picnic_Shelter/r/campgroundMap.do?page=map&search=site&contractCode=NRSO&parkId=109585
The Davidson River Campground is a great campsite and is very close to Sycamore Flats. https://www.recreation.gov/camping/davidson-river/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70204
Nearby are many other lodging possibilities (make reservations soon to make sure you've got a place to say):
-Brevard/Pisgah Forest Area
I'm also working on the possibility of a cluster of cabins nearby and will update that info as soon as possible.
-Airport Area (20 min from location)
-Outlet Mall Area (30 min from location)
We're working on various raffle items and giveaways from some fly shops and companies. So far we've got some small items and a guide trip and a rod (from me).
There are quite a few breweries and tasty BBQ in the area we're looking for help from as well as so come thirsty!
There is a lot of fishing in the area: delayed harvest, hatchery supported, wild and wary and everything in between in the immediate area. And if you're willing to explore the possibilities are unlimited too! Trophy water at the Davidson River Outfitters as well! I know some guides who'd be willing to take a few guys out too. But like I said above, book early to ensure yourself a spot.
I'll have a registration page up soon. Registration will include a tshirt, raffle ticket, tasty meal saturday night and a casual meet and greet Friday night and hopefully some other goodies too.